For centuries… millennia even… 1 Corinthinans 14:34 has been arguably the most widely distorted, heavily abused and self-serving piece of canonized scripture in the entire Holy Bible.
Come on, rednecks, wife abusers and those of you too old to consider changing your wrinkled spots, you know this one.
Say it with me (because God knows you have quoted it enough out of context):
As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.
A quick preface? The Bible is the infallible word of God; however, he used man to write it during a peculiar time in a specific place.
One of those times and places was a world where women HAD to remain subject to men out of respect and LAW. If there was a question in church, ask your hubbie at home. If you wanted to pray, do so alone (which is largely why God moved back then, because most men weren’t doing it at all).
So why the need for the verse? Women were parched for spiritual insight and practical application of God’s truth. Husbands weren’t teaching back at the casa, so why not ask the pastor in the house of God? Well, there was law and biblical dogma (NOTE: The fall of man with a big shout out to Eve) that had the lazy men… er, authoritative figures a little freaked out. So, that’s why.
Women, enjoy leading your bible studies, testifying, ministering to groups or whatever you do. HiScrivener has got your back. And to prove it, enjoy this wonderful song and hilarious lip-syncing video. You think another reason women were quiet back then is because they knew if they said anything, it would be fodder for a bad joke in the pulpit? Click play and enjoy.
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